D. Clay Ackerly MD, MSc
D. Clay Ackerly II, M.D., M.Sc. is a primary care physician with a special interest in the needs of older adults. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., he graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Health Policy and earned his medical degree in 2009 as a Nanaline Duke Scholar at the Duke University School of Medicine in North Carolina. He also holds a Masters degree in International Health Policy from the London School of Economics.
Dr. Ackerly completed his Internal Medicine training at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and has spent three years under the guidance of Dr. Kenneth Minaker and his team at MGH Senior Health. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Ackerly is a Management and Policy Fellow at MGH and the Mass General Physicians Organization (MGPO), as well as an Innovation Advisor to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Prior to pursuing his medical training, Dr. Ackerly served in the Federal Government, including at CMS and the White House, to advance multiple healthcare quality improvement efforts. While at Harvard, he was founder and Editor-in-chief of the Harvard Health Policy Review, and has since published articles in journals such as the Lancet, Health Affairs and Academic Medicine.
Dr. Ackerly lives in Boston proper and appreciates his home's proximity to both his work and the Charles River where he enjoys rowing whenever possible.
"I am excited to join the extraordinary team at MGH Senior Health and partnering with my patients to improve their health and quality of life through state-of-the-art inter-disciplinary care." ~ D. Clay Ackerly MD